Bhubaneswar, April 2 -- A youth was killed in a blast while he was engaged in digging a well at Ratanpur village under Puranakatak Police Station limits in Boudh district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Surendra Bagarty of Khaibhuin village under Harabhanga Police Station limits of the district.

As per reports, a contractor identified as Sumanta Sahoo had taken the job of digging a well at the house of one Vishikeshan Pradhan of Ratanpur village.

Sahoo engaged Bagarty and some other labourers for digging the well with some explosives. While they were working yesterday, the explosives did not blast for some unknown reasons.

Following this, Bagarty went inside the half dug well to check the explosives. While he was checki...